Nerdvana Update: 1d12 months of 2011

If you’re still looking for the perfect desk calendar to see you through the year, try this: a printable papercraft dodecahedron calendar that’s the same shape as the 12-sided dice often found at the table during Dungeons & Dragons sessions. The finished product, offered as a free download from Craft Meister, can be printed on […]

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‘Stargate’ video game director speaks out

A website devoted to saving the troubled Stargate online games Resistance and Worlds has published a two-part interview with creative director and studio head Jim Brown on the struggles and possible future of the projects. In November, the Arizona company Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment lost the license to make games based on MGM’s Stargate movie and […]

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Nerdvana Rewind: Monster Manual set to music

While I’m away a-wassailing, enjoy this dip into the archives — February 2010, to be exact — for a marvelous musical interpretation of the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual! If you are a fan of Dungeons & Dragons, especially the old-school, black-and-white style of the earlier TSR rulebooks, you’ll love this animated music video from […]

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Modifying video game controllers, the Evil way

In a piece for Sunday’s East Valley Tribune, reporter Nicole Klauss profiled Evil Controllers, a Tempe company that modifies video game equipment. As Klauss writes, it’s not always just about having an advantage: Part of the company’s business model includes customizing controllers to help people with disabilities enjoy video games. Do you use “modded” controllers […]

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